Hyundai’s largest selling car in India is the i10 and for good reasons. For starters, the i10, with the 1.2-litre Kappa engine is one of the India’s most fuel efficient petrol cars. It might have odd ball and subjective looks but the i10 is one of the best places to be in in the Rs 4 to ... More

Hyundai’s largest selling car in India is the i10 and for good reasons. For starters, the i10, with the 1.2-litre Kappa engine is one of the India’s most fuel efficient petrol cars. It might have odd ball and subjective looks but the i10 is one of the best places to be in in the Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakh bracket. The car got a slight revamp sometime back with changes done both to the outside as well as insides and the standard list of features. Step inside the i10 and you are greeted with quality of plastics and design that can shame cars from a higher price bracket. You do feel that your money was spent well and the i10 further impresses you with its feature list. For example, unlike some of the other cars in this price bracket, the i10 gets steering wheel controls even on its mid trim levels.

It also boasts of features like heated outside rear view mirrors, optional electric sun roof, height adjustable driver’s seat and reverse parking sensors. The i10 comes with two engine options, a 1.1-litre and a bigger, more powerful and efficient 1.2-litre engine. Both the engines are very good on power with the latter making the i10 the quickest car in the class easily. The gearbox is also a delight to use and this combined with a light steering makes driving the i10 a breeze in traffic.

Hyundai seems to have ticket the right boxes in the case of the i10. The company also offers an automatic gearbox variant with the 1.2-litre engine. In all, the i10 comes in nine different trim levels including two automatic ones and caters to a wide segment of users including the fair sex.

Expert Speak: High levels of quality, fuel efficient engines and an option for an automatic - the i10 is a clear winner in its class!

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Hyundai i10 Price

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Petrol Variants
LPG Variants

Hyundai i10 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3565 mm
Overall Width 1595 mm
Overall Height 1550 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 99Nm @4500rpm
Displacement 1086 cc
Power 69PS @5500rpm
No of Cylinders 4

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Hyundai i10 Features

Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 Magna iRDE2 Sportz Sportz Blue Drive (Solid) Sportz Blue Drive (Metallic)
ABS
Airbags Front Only
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Hyundai i10 Colors

  • Phantom Black
  • Garnet Red
  • Stone Beige
  • Electric Red
  • Ice Silver
  • Carbon Grey
  • Sleek Silver
  • Crystal White

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Hyundiai i10 Rear View
Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

The i10 made its world debut in the Indian market first, way back in the year 2007. Infact, Hyundai made India its export hub as well for this best-selling small car. The i10 was well received by the Indian market and soon the car overtook the Santro as the best-selling Hyundai in the Indian market. Time and again, the i10 has been among the top three selling cars in the Indian market and the new updated version, launched in September 2011, further increased its appeal among the users. Exterior wise, the i10 is designed keeping Hyundais Fluidic DNA in mind, the updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version. The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps. The complete redesigning of the grille and bumper not only give it a hint of aggression but also create a more hexagonal frontal form, which can be seen other newer Hyundai products as well. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car, with new style wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look. Step inside and the i10 can easily take in tall adults up front with three mid-sized people at the rear. Boot space is a very decent 225litres. What however makes you feel nice is the overall quality of the interiors. The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and the design of the speedometer console and the fascia much better than most of the other cars in the same price band. All the buttons and the console get blue backlighting which looks terrific. The higher models also get steering mounted controls for the audio system with the latter being integrated perfectly into the central console. The cabin wears a mix of dark and light colors and it all seems to get along nicely. The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl. This engine gives 80 PS and is smooth and easy to drive. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115km/h. Handling is nippy and pretty good and body control is also decent. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version. The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers.Prices for the Hyundai i10 start at 3.6 lakhs to 6.1 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi and is a great hatchback. For a detailed analysis read below.

Interiors

Hyundai i10 Back Seats

One of the strongest points about the i10 has been its cabin space and quality. With a wheelbase that is longer than cars like the Chevrolet Beat and Ritz, space on the inside is very generous. The i10 can easily take in tall adults up front with three mid-sized people at the rear. Boot space is a very decent 225litres. What however makes you feel nice is the overall quality of the interiors. The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and the design of the speedometer console and the fascia much better than most of the other cars in the same price band. All the buttons and the console get blue backlighting which looks terrific. The higher models also get steering mounted controls for the audio system with the latter being integrated perfectly into the central console. The cabin wears a mix of dark and light colors and it all seems to get along nicely. The i10 might not boast of an automatic climate control for the air-con but the rotary knobs feel and work just fine. The forward placed gear lever helps liberate a lot of space between the front two passengers you get two cup-holders and cubby holes each in front and rear of the hand-brake. Getting into a comfortable driving position is easy and the i10 offers you a good view of the surroundings. Space and comfort of the back seat is also above average and even the rear windows wind down all the way! We did miss dedicated cup or bottle holders for the rear passengers though.

What we like
The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and there is lots of space also.
What we don't like
There is a lack of dedicated cup or bottle holders for the rear passengers.
  • Hyundai i10 Tachometer
  • Interior of Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai i10 Fascia
  • Power Steering of Hyundai i10

Interiors Details

Boot space

Hyundai i10 has about 235litres of boot space which is not huge in comparison to the other hatchbacks out in the market but still is quite enough to carry some load.

Speedometer

i10 has beautiful illuminated speedometer although some complains that the blue light is disturbing to the eye sometimes.

Gear lever

i 10 has a gear lever which is well within the reach of the driver but it has a chunky silvery finish on the knob.

Cup holders

i10 has no cup holders inside the car.

Glovebox

i10 has a glovebox but it is not that spacious.

Audio system

i10 has aux and sub port attached to the music system it has a descent sound quality.

Air Conditioner

The air condition in the i10 works very efficiently.

Arm rests

There is no arm rest in the i10.

Air vents

The air vents are well fitted in the dashboard an is capable of surrounding the air inside the car interior.

Seats

The seats are very comfortable and has a good finish to them.

Leg room

i10 has a descent amount of leg room.

Knee room

i10 has a descent amount of knee room space in the back after the front seats are pushed back to some distance.

Shoulder space

i10 has The shoulder space is also quite sufficient for 3persons sitting at the rear of the car.

Head room

i10 has average amount of headroom space inside the i10.

Steering wheel

i10 has electric power steering system with audio and Bluetooth controls in it.

Power windows

i10 has power window option but only in the higher Variants.

Keyless entry

i10 has no keyless entry option in the car.

Driver information display

The driver information display has nothing special in it except few warning lamps.

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Exteriors

Hyundiai i10 Rear View

The i10 was never a hot or a sexy looking hatchback like some of its rivals. What it has always carried is smartness - there have no doubt been subjective views about how the car looks from the outside though the newer version has made the overall appearance much better. Designed keeping Hyundais Fluidic DNA in mind, the updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version. The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps. The complete redesigning of the grille and bumper not only give it a hint of aggression but also create a more hexagonal frontal form, which can be seen other newer Hyundai products as well. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car, with new style wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look. Dimension wise, the i10 is 3585mm long, 1595mm wide (as wide as the Chevrolet Beat) and 1550mm tall. All versions comes with 155/80 R13 wheels and the i10 is sold in a total of eight different color options. All versions come with steel wheels without optional alloys though the rear spoiler with integrated brake lamp on the top end versions does look nice. Ditto for the rear view mirror integrated indicators for some of the higher versions.

What we like
The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps.
What we don't like
The updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version.
  • Hyundai i10 Front View
  • Hyundai i10 Side View
  • Hyundai i10 Side View
  • Hyundai i10 Front View

Exteriors Details

Front design

The i10s looks has crisp detailing like the hexagonal grille and sharp headlamps mean it still looks quite fresh.

Rear design

The i10 is a fairly tall car, essential for making the most of the interior space. One thing that instantly adds appeal to its design is the rear spoiler, but this is only standard on top-spec models. Thats a shame, because it helps to balance the cars proportions and adds a little character to the otherwise slightly anonymous shape.

Side profile

The trailing edge of the rear door seems unusually steeply raked, giving the impression that access could be tricky. Actually, the opposite is true. The fact that the rear door is longer than the front one no doubt helps this.

Ground Clearance

Hyundai i10 has about 165 mm of ground clearance.

Bumpers

i10 has body coloured bumpers and integrated fog lamps in the car.

Head lamps

The headlamps of the i10 has a smart and edgy look to it and provides satisfying amount of illumination in the dark.

Tail lamps

i10 has beautiful clustered tail lamps which is clearly visible from a long distance.

Fog lamps

Fog lamp is optional in the i10 and are available in the higher variants.

Tyres

The tyre size of the i10 is 15580 radial 13. This type of rubber gives good amount of grip in any situation wet or dry.

Alloy wheels

There is no option of alloy wheels in the i10.

Outside mirrors

i10 has an electrically adjustable outside mirrors.

Colors

Hyundai i10 has 8 colour options Oyster Grey Virtual Yellow Electric Red Deep Ocean Blue, Champagne Gold Blushing Red Sleek Silver Alpine Blue

Rear wiper

i10 has an option for rear wiper in the car.

Roof rails

There is no roof rail in the i10.

Sun roof

There is an option of sunroof in the i10.

Spoiler

There is no spoiler in the i10 but only a extended plastic part from the rear window which clearly shouts that it is the 2nd generation.

Side Steps

There is no side step attached to the car.

Spare wheel

The spare wheel of the i20 has been placed at the back of the boot of the car.

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Engine

The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class. Further, the 1.2-litre engine produces 80PS of power along with 111Nm of torque one of the highest among hatchbacks in India. With a relatively lighter body weight, the i10 1.2 turns out be one hell of a city car. The engine is very responsive and its easy to pilot the car through small gaps. All this power also means that driving a fully loaded i10 with the air-con working doesnt strain the engine. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115km/h. The NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) levels are surprisingly very good and can shame quite a few other so called smooth engines around. The engine gets good company in the form of the slick 5-speed manual gearbox. It has the best shift qualities among the segment today. The 1.2 engine also comes with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.

What we like
The engine is very responsive and its easy to pilot the car through small gaps. All this power also means that driving a fully loaded i10 with the air-con working doesnt strain the engine.
What we don't like
Though it is a good highway car, the stability could have been better.

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

The i10 dispatches 100kph in 12.04sec.

Top speed

when pushed hard i10 clocked 156kph

In-gear acceleration

The Hyundai i10 can reach 40-60 in just 5.61 seconds and 80-100 in 5.5 seconds.

Gearbox

The 5-speed manual box works surprisingly well with the Kappa. Its pretty responsive and the surplus of power from the Kappa motor ensures that you never struggle to keep up with the traffic.

Power

i10 has transverse petrol 1197cc engine which gives an output of 80ps @5200rpm.

Torque

Hyundai i10 gives 111nm of torque at 4000rpm.

NVH levels

Although the i10s NVH level is quite low still it begins to vibrate a little when pushed hard.

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Mileage

Petrol Mileage 19.81 kmpl

LPG Mileage --

The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class.

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Petrol Variants
Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 19.81 kmpl
Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2 19.81 kmpl
Hyundai i10 Sportz 19.81 kmpl
LPG Variants
Hyundai i10 Sportz Blue Drive (Solid) --
Hyundai i10 Sportz Blue Drive (Metallic) --

Petrol Mileage

i10 gives 19kmpl of mileage on highway and 13.5kmpl in city. Overall it is 14.875kmpl of mileage.

Mileage Details

City fuel economy

Hyundai i10 returns about 13.5kmpl in the city

Highway fuel economy

i10 returns about 19kmpl in the highways.

ARAI rated economy

The various of the i10 returns Hyundai i10 D-Lite iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 AT Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.95 kmpl Hyundai i10 Asta 1.2 Kappa2

Tank Range

Hyundai i10 has about 855kms of tank range approx

Safety

The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. Handling is nippy and pretty good and body control is also decent. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.

What we like
The i10 is easy to drive and also has good handling.
What we don't like
The handling is not class best.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

The i10 manages to flow over undulating, lumpy B-roads almost with the aplomb of a large family hatchback. You can certainly feel what speed youre doing, just as you would expect of such a small, short car, but the car's handling and ride always feels measured and controlled.

Braking performance

i10 has a front ventilated discs and drums at the break. It manages to provide i10 with a descent braking. The i10s braking is more than up to the job, with good feel, strong retardation and a commendable resistance to fade.

Safety features

First-in class reverse parking sensors and the reassurance of dual airbags and ABS, you don't have to worry about safety anymore while you enjoy your Next Gen drive.

ABS

Hyundai i10 has an option for ABS(anti lock braking).

Traction control

Hyundai i10 does not come with a traction control.

Comfort

The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. The EPS steering doesnt put any load on the engine (unlike hydraulic ones) and though some experts might crib about the lack of a feel at high speeds, the fact is that the i10 is meant to a family car and does the job very well. Typical broken roads at city speeds are dismissed off easily and only when the pot-holes become craters do you feel the limitations of the suspensions set-ups. The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers. At highway speeds, the i10 does feel very stable, thanks for its long wheelbase. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.

What we like
The steering is light and the refinement and easy to drive nature is well maintained.
What we don't like
The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers.

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

Hyundai i10 is reasonably spacious, with decent headroom. The i10s high-set drivers seat, though good for visibility, lacks thigh support and, like in the rear, the cushions feel a touch too hard.

Front suspension

The front suspension in the i10 has McPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar which is able to handle the pot holes pretty well.

Rear suspension

The rear suspension has CTBA with coil spring.

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Hyundai i10 - realy beauty with real power
Posted on 20 Nov 08 at 3:54 am

Pros amazing driving pleasure, very very smooth steering, almost no noise of engine

Cons i bit costly..

Hi I recently got my new lovly car - I-10 Sportz with 1.2 L Kappa engine. the first think i would love to tell, u get amazing driving pleasure only in I10. the position of gear shifting nob (first in class) is superb.. it gives you the feeling of driving an SUV or sport car. Engine is very tuned and with almost no noise( at signals, you have to look at RPM meter to check whether eninge is ON or OFF...). Streering is such soft that u feel it is moving on MAKKHAN base... Go for I10 guys... this is real beauty with all the power.

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Hyundai i10 magna 1.2
Posted on 31 May 10 at 4:28 am

Pros Great car with good looks & Beautiful interiors...

Cons Luxrious Interiors In hatch back cars on Indian roads...

i10 Magna1.2 is a great car comfortable wise it is very good... & its interiors is so fantastic like bigger cars...Driving is so smooth & enjoyable with good pickup..I fall in love with this car in my first drive of my brand new i10 magna 1.2.. Interior & Looks wise it is awosome car.....

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5 of 7 users found this review helpful.

Pros ok exterior looks

Cons everything else

My friend had a pathetic experience with i10, initial looks very good bt later on interior gets dirty, gear has sever problem could not be repaire till date, mileage pathetic, pick up in second gear really poor,,,,,,,,, all these are the problems complains i have already registered many times and to top it up there service pathetic...i have read some articles where many of us are very annoyed with the Hyundai service center ...i am asking every one to join this forum and then we will collectively raise the voice...Pl no sales gyan required..enough is enough...and to top it up ...the over all product is pathetic...i have written it earlier also and writing it in this review also so that all buyers and non buyers can read it and comment on it...

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16 of 26 users found this review helpful.

Pros very old technology

Cons ita a CON.

Well wat is hyundai babling abt I10 kappaa motor.its just that they have a 16 valve motor naw isnted of a 8 valve one on the santro..thats nothing. An wat abt ut microprossers ,its 10 bit ,even a 800 has a 16-32 bit in thier motor.Maruti had developed this motor when it launched 800,an hyundai is doing it after 25 years later then maruti,,so nothins new ..people plz clear out fact when ever u go an buy a car i have given one example ,buy wat is the best in the car with the latest tech spechs.Its ur hard ernd mony dont wast it in hyundai cars..regards to all.

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Value for Money Great Car
Posted on 11 Feb 10 at 4:30 pm

Pros Great looks, good mileage, pindrop silence inside

Cons Missing company fitted ICE

Hello everybody, I have been using i10 Magna 1.2 for the last one year. I bought it after a lot of consultation and browsing several of such forums on the net. Although I had planned to buy a Maruti since I was using Santro earlier but when I got good pricing, value for my old car and state-of-art technology and features in this Car, I decided to go for the same. Moreover, when I bought it last year, the K series engine in Zen Estilo, Ritz, etc. was not launched by Maruti. I must saying its good on fuel efficiency as I could get 18 kmltr on Highways and 14 kmlt in the City (I am living in crowded Delhi though). All it need is an understanding. The pindrop silence inside the Car happened to be the most admirable thing for me in this Car as it allows me to enjoy gossips and chit chat while driving with family. We all love it, its a value for money great Car from Hyundai.

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